Mississippi officials investigate possible chikungunya case

June 18, 2014 10:33 AM

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Mississippi officials investigate possible chikungunya case

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is investigating its first potential case of chikungunya virus in a Mississippi resident who recently returned from Haiti.

A mosquito-borne illness traditionally found in Africa and Asia, chikungunya virus has recently appeared in the Caribbean, and could possibly infect Mississippians who travel there.

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